Grace Barr

12 May 1840–
Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Grace

When Grace Barr was born on 12 May 1840, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander B. Barr, was 21 and her mother, Elisabeth Stewart, was 22. She married John Wilson on 1 December 1865, in Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She lived in Laurieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851.

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John Wilson
Grace Barr
Marriage: 1 December 1865

Spouse and Children

1 December 1865
Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 3

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 3

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English: Derived from Barr, a parish in Ayrshire, Scotland; a local name in Staffordshire

Sources (3)

  • Grace Barr in household of Alexander Barr, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Grace Barr, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Grace Barr, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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